How long will this last!?

Cake • It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.

So I'm only being slightly dramatic when I say I have the greasiest, finest hair on the planet. I HAVE to wash my hair every single day. If I skip a wash, not only is my hair flat and more greased up than a deep fried rotisserie chicken, but I also get acne break outs on my scalp and on my face and neck. Like instantly. If I miss one day then BAM. Sudden acne problems. It's horrid.

But I've read a lot about how damaging washing your hair every day is. So I've resolved to only wash it every other day, and on the days I wash it, I use original blue dawn dish soap.

This is only my 4th day washing my hair every other day and I'm so fed up already! My skin is worse than it was when I was a teenager, and my hair is disgusting. I know this process takes time, but how much time?? Weeks? Months? YEARS? I don't know how much longer I can put up with this nastiness. Ugh. I feel like I shoved my head in a vat of lard.

Has anyone else tried this? What worked for you and how long did it take?